4-star cornerback, potential LSU target decommits from USC

The Tigers could be one of several teams who plan to throw their hat in the ring for Aaron Butler.

The four-star cornerback from Calabasas, California, spent nearly a year committed to the USC Trojans after pledging last January, but he reopened his recruitment on Wednesday. Butler told On3 that USC had a successful season but he needed to take a step back and re-evaluate his future.

With Butler — who is rated as the No. 65 player in the country in 2024 on the 247Sports Composite and cracks the top 100 on the On3 Consensus Rankings — reopening his recruitment, he told On3 that the Tigers could be a team to watch.

“Schools like Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Tennessee are up there,” he added. “These schools are doing a great job with me and making me feel like a priority. LSU is another one, and Oregon has picked it up, too. They are on me hard. Notre Dame, Michigan State and Texas A&M are three more showing me a lot of interest. … When I committed to USC early on, I didn’t have the knowledge about everything that I have now. I am looking at this decision differently.”

LSU’s staff offered Butler back in March while he was still committed to the Trojans. The Tigers hope to get one of his official visits this summer. Butler told On3 he plans to wrap up his visit schedule in June and announce a commitment on his birthday, July 22.

The 2024 recruiting cycle is off to a good start for LSU, whose class currently ranks No. 2 nationally with eight commits already. The Tigers already have two four-star cornerbacks committed in Zion Ferguson and Wallace Foster.

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